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it down. it's the city's responsibility to trim the trees. >> we don't have the number of trues that we'd like. in fact tree maintenance cycle is far short of that. it's a resource issue of money. >> some trees supposed to be maintained by homeowners. across town in san francisco russian hill neighborhood, this family narrowly escaped being hit by a huge cypress tree. one piece spearing through the master bedroom. >> fell over my head. one of the branches, the main trunk of the tree fell into our yard. and then, one branch fell into our house. >> trees like this one found in city parks are usually removed later. this one will remind neighbors of the power of the most recent storm. >> i did hear a lot of rain coming down. a lot of wind. but no sounds at night. so just came out a minute ago. and wow. there is a tree gone. >> and again i'm on 14th avenue. in the richmond district. here is an interesting fact for you. there are about 103,000 neighborhood trees in san francisco. the city maintains about a third of them. i'm live in san francisco now, let's go to my colleague, wayne freedman
that quake, a small tsunami came ashore in the city of ing give with waves about three feet, -- no damage. before the quake television broke too programming warning a strong quake was due to hit after it did warnings came for those living near the coast to flee to higher ground that warning has been lifted across north eastern japan. it is the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000 and gathered the world's worst nuclear crisis, leaking radiation into the sea and air this morning the power company reports that no problems have been seen at any of their nuclear plants. officials are still assessing the damage. we are hearing that several were hurt, we are monitoring to find out where those reports are coming from. cornell bernard, abc7 news. >>> let's get a check on the forecast here. fog out there. >> yeah, it is out there and very fence being thankfully patchy in the sand -- very dense, thankfully patchy in the san ramon valley, right now it is dry reduced visibilities you don't have wet roads. at the reporting stations thickest napa and novato. in my drive it wa
and into the neighborhood. city crews tell us piles of large debris plugged up the culvert and the force of the flood water started washing away the earth between the culvert and the road. that's when the pavement collapsed on top of the utility lines. there could have been raw sue -- sewage running down the treat. >> it was a moving target. we saul the road had begun to dip, appeared to be failing. we called central sand. they were working on top of the failing road, and they worked very rapidly through the morning, and were able to get the line in before the road finally collapsed. reporter: this chest of drawers is among the debris that washed down the creek and plugged up the culvert. you can see logs, tree stumps and an assortment of garbage. the city still doesn't have an accurate read how many homes are affected but says the residents will probably by without water throughout the night. interestingly the same culvert was plugged and caused serious flooding in 1997. back livement you can see the hole in the ground. hey several utility crews out here trying to restore service and other crews are tryin
robberies are connected. >>> san francisco city hall could be filled with naked people again today when the board of supervisors is expected to give final approval to a city wide ban on nudity. the board voted 6-5 to give initial approval to the ordinance. they plan to do the same today. the legislation would amend the city's code to prohibit nudity and streets, plazas, sidewalks and other public spaces. more in a live report from terry mcsweeney in the income half hour. >>> we are keeping a close -- close eye own your commute to see if the muni subway can get back on schedule. >> this may not be the day to protest and -- you know what we're talking about. mike has more on the weather. >> nice visual there, thank you eric. >> yeah, thank you. >>> sprinkles sea ranch towards cloverdale be treatmented for that in the next 20 to 30 minutes in cloverdale. -- otherwise live doppler showing dry weather over the rest of us, cloud cover so it is mild this morning, warmer than it was yesterday morning, 40s and 50s out there upper 40s to low 50s, until you go san francisco 55, temperatures four
into law. deputies tried to move quickly to cover the protestors. there is a rule requiring clothes at city hall. when taking their off, three men, four women were tossed out. >> i am nudist butuqcdñ i prepae to have the freedom of being in the sexual revolution. >> the law will take affect in february unless a judge sides with the nudist who's say the ban violates their civil rights. there willo#z be permitted devents. but that doesn't satisfy the protestors. >> it teaches children that they should be ashamed of their bodies and adults they should ab shamed of their body autos supervisor scott weiner says his constituents were tired of seeing a group of naked guys every day. sow sponsors this citywide ordinance. >> i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it passed and to move on to other thing autos but that is not likely to happen right away. there is now a criminal charge against local blogger michael petrillis posting this picture of scott weiner in a bathroom preparing to brush his teeth. what he had tried to take was a picture of the supervisor again talls. the district attorne
get married talking about marriage equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting three years tone joy the same privilege these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon, two people were who married before the ban. >> there are over 100,000 legally married same-sex couple as cross this nationu]qhñ and thousands of more still to come, soon. >> dennis herera is arguing against prop 8. >> i am grad fid and confident the supreme court, now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same result that the district court does d., and will find prop 8 discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california. >> in sacramento this afternoon a spokesman is confident the high court will support the ban. >> i expect four, or five justices to up hold prop l. why? because the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage knit. and 10th amendment says what is not in federal powers belongs to the state. >> the court could"4w5e go eithr way. today, lawyers said they'll argue before the high court that there is no just
in santa cruz, santa clara county. moderate rain in fremont and gusty winds in union city. on the peninsula, a heavy downpour and winds have lightened up here. but still some light rain. the front has yet to move through san francisco. some heavier rain on the peninsula from woodside to 280 and flooding is happening in the santa cruz mountains. we are looking at rain rates of an inch an hour and another additional inch is forecasted. take a look at these current wind gusts. you can see where the front has moved through. it is breezy and dangerous out there. and throw 10:15 we will be looking at flooding imminent, and then beyond that the creeks and the streams will be draining into the rivers, and then we are looking at the rivers rising right on through midday. carolyn? >> it is a wild morning. thank you, low saw. both eastbound lanes of the richmond san rafael bridge remain blocked by an overturned big rig right now. the chp won't even think about moving it until the winds die down. abc7 news reporter nick smith is on the bridge to update this storm-related news. >> carolyn, this is the f
things piling up , you will have to go to the city and let them know there is a problem before it becomes critical. in this case it was a little late. >> back live and you can see they are excavating the chunks of pavement that collapsed into the hole. the city will be out here assessing the damage before they get to work replacing the entire culvert. again, the city manager says it could take quite some time. reporting live in lafayette, alan wang, abc news. >> thank you. >>> a portion of highway 1 flooded stranding cars. they were over the scene as the rescue truck pulled away. we caught up with one of the drivers, and she told us she was driving through the flood just fine until something happened. >> a truck came by and just completely washed me over. a huge wave of water came over the car and i couldn't see a thing and the car died. >> some nice people pulled kate's car to high ground and helped her get it started again. the water has receded enough to not pose a threat to drivers. >>> peter sent us this picture this morning via you report. he says some good samaritans rescued the dr
101 at third, partially blocking right lane you may see slow traffic heading into the city. let's look at the waze app, 101 through petaluma into novato spotters are reporting fog visibility could be affected. download this app to get around your commute, free on the apple app store and google play. >>> 6:02. breaking news near livermore two chp officers injured when their car flipped during a high speed chase this is altamont pass, the pursuit started 3:30 this morning near isabel avenue in livermore officers were chasing a speeding driver through a construction zone when they flipped. officers were taken to the hospital to be checked out. kira klapper will have more in a live report in a few minutes. >>> happening now we are waiting for the u.s. supreme court to reveal within the next hour whether it will weigh in on same-sex marriage. the court is expected to announce whether it will review the legality of prop 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. the court may take up federal defense of marriage act which bars federal benefits to same-sex couples flash flood the court does rev
as is san bruno south san francisco daly city, colma towards burlingame that is going to continue to sink south over the next hour if you live near the dumbarton bridge or north you will get light to moderate rain and light rain in the south bay possibly moderate rain in the santa cruz mountains. over the past six hours russian river only quarter of an inch, santa rosa half an inch. petaluma a little more than a quarter. let's talk about temperatures dress for mid 50s to low 60s. mid 50s around the monterey bay. rain this morning, showers this afternoon. foggy spots the next couple of nights brighter and drier starting tomorrow. here's that wave we talked about yesterday, hooking up with the front slowing progress bringing us the higher intensity of rain during the morning commute, you can see noon the steadier rain moves east, scattered light showers will continue during the afternoon hours if you have outdoor plans be prepared overnight maybe a stray shower then tomorrow's morning commute all gone a little fog forming then partly sunny and dry thursday afternoon. rainfall amounts up to
point.7)÷ >> saying the city is losing more experienced officers than it will be able to recruit and retain. happening now a half dozen police officers walked away from the department just this week. there are 44 new recruits but since september, 36 officers resigned or retired from the department. the union says if you add in officer who's have given notice and will be gone by the end of the month, the city is now losing officers at a faster pace than it will be ever to replai.s poa says experienced cops are leaving in record numbers and this in the case of pay cuts and better opportunities in other cities. >> we call it voting with your feet. they're walking out. we can't strike or do job actions. so the only way to send a leave. >> the mayor says the city has fewer officers than 10 years ago. the budget increased and the city needs to rain in those costs. san jose voters support read form measures. the union says it did not anticipate the experiodus it's aggressive fiscal reform. >> police trying to find a serial rapist in richmond. >> the rapist changed his appearance when he
to give opponents a chance to be heard in federal court. they say a ban on being naked in city streets, sidewalks and plaz yaz violates their civil rights. >> this is just going that way, it's a crush to my generation. >> it's been a issue in the castro and elsewhere. and after two years, i am trying to avoid dealing with it. i felt, i had to deal witness. i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it pass. and to move on to other thing autos seven people detained one woman put in a van, taken into custody for resisting arest. let me tell but a little oddity here at city hall with this vote. the first tinl around a couple weeksing ayork waits 6.5, today, 7-4 looked like scott weiner picked up support but the supervisor says no. i was just distracted and i accidentally voted in favor of the ban. she asked for the vote retaken it was, again, 6-5 in favor of banning public nudity. >> this led to an arrest of a san francisco blogger who sent a picture of supervisor scott weiner in a bathroom and wrote about it in his blog. last week he was arrested and charged under a law design frod de
this is going to be this way for a while. city officials are looking for a permanent fix that might not come until spring. look at the mess on this street that they have to cleanup, the pavement piled up in front of this home. it is going to be a while until this neighborhood gets back to normal here's a good look at the hole in the daytime this happened 8:30 yesterday morning. not only created a huge hole, but snapped off a water service line, a water main and a sewage line this happened because there was too much in the creek it plugged up the culvert that sent the water gushing on to the street and eroded the soil this is causing a headache for residents. >> bottled water, just going to the bathroom. >> it may be the case we have to wait until we have dry weather before we can do a permanent fix. this road could be closed for some time. >> reporter: it could have been worse, raw sewage almost made night the creeks, crews were able to build a bypass just before the collapse. city officials are now begging residents to please, keep the creeks clear of garbage and when they do see garbage p
the hill. >> i know that people are working on it. i've gt confidence in this city to take care of it. >> the city estimates that the cost of the repair runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they're not worried about paying for it. unlike other cities, lafayette has a $5 million rainy day fund as its called and as city managers told us. yesterday qualifies as a rainy day. in lafayette, abc 7 news. >> this did thank you. near scott's valley would be closed sometime as well. you can see part of one lane has been washed away. this is a sparsely populated area but people who live here it's going to be inconvenient getting around this closure, officials should have a better idea how long this will take within the next few days. >> we're learning tonight 30,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled out of a man hole during the storm. the ross valley sanitary district blaimz it on a clogged sewer line. some 20,000 gallons washed in the local creeks and streams. >> students will be back in class tomorrow in a marin county middle school closed today because of storm damage. a building in
city in our top story in just a moment. >>> and then the fiery prank that a tv studio that could have caused serious harm to this american magician. the frightening moment and the performer's condition. >> wow, looks bad. ooh. >>> this morning, less than a month now before the big federal fiscal cliff. and we have some details on a war of word between treasury secretary tim geithner and house speaker john boehner. we will also update you on where the negotiations stand. right now by all accounts it is deadlocked right now with the clock continuing to tick down. >> a little testy. a little heated there. >>> and later this half hour, this year's gift wrap champ is here with her expert advice. find out how to wrap the most difficult presents, including a guitar, a candle, which is always difficult around the holidays to give. hope you don't give jenny a candle. >> i will light her fire, but not giving her a candle. you like to wrap. did you learn anything? >> i am horrible at wrapping, but i wanted to learn and get better. so i actually learned some great tips. >> take it to the lovely l
for everyone else i am >> reporter: city leaders say it will be this way for sometime. >> this -- this will not be used until spring or summer. >> reporter: they spent last night and this morning focusing on getting people's utilities. when the road collapsed it is ver essential water and sewage lines. -- crews put temporary crews in place to get water to which worked. >> it was weak i wouldn't want to do that everyday but it was there >> reporter: next on the list to build a temporary storm drain then they will come up with a permanent solution which will take several months to come phraoeplt the thought of living with this giant hole is unnerving to some. >> a little terrifying. i know that people are working on it, i've got confidence in the city to take care of. >> reporter: others are looking at the positive this shortcut to downtown through their neighborhood has been severed. >> all the traffic comes through, nobody stops at the signs, dangerous for the kids. >> the good news is that everybody who list in the vicinity can still get to work or school by taking a
one direction or another. now, tonight at 6:00 we'll talk to neighbors and the city who are finding that the bright side, boy say of this. that will be tonight at 6:00. >> white house middle school will be reopening tomorrow after being closed today, the cause of damage in one building. four classrooms as well as library and administrative offices flooded yesterday when a culvert backed up. officials trying to determine whether they'll have to replace floors and cabinets in the building. >> a lot treefs have fallen in the storms because of the ground just oversaturated at this point. like this tree danging a mercedes-benz last week, they often damage anything and everything in their paths when they fall. tree crews have been aus fully busy haven't they? >> behind me, you can see an elm tree. you can take a look. how powerful this must have been as it was falling it picked up part of the sidewalk and fell on to this prius this, wasn't the only tree that fell here. i'm counting one, two, three, here on walnut street. this is san francisco vernal heights neighborhood where a fallen cyp
resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 5th, 2012. >> and good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin with breaking news in the increasingly strange case of american software multimillionaire john mcafee. wanted for questioning in the central american country of belize for his neighbor's mysterious murder. tonight, in guatemala, he was arrested for entering the country illegally. the same place where earl-year-old today, our team tracked him down for this exclusive interview. here's abc's matt gutman from g guatemala city. >> reporter: it is the latest in the bizarre tale of john mcafee. the software tycoon who's been on the lam for three weeks in a cat and mouse game with authorities in belize. tonight, mcafee was arrested by immigration authorities in guatemala's capital. how have you been? >> really good since i got here. >> reporter: just hours earlier, he sat down with abc news, showing that a man known for packing a pistol was unarm and insisting he did not murder greg faull. who do you think killed greg?
in the north coast, pushing into crescent city. this where is the leading edge of the cold front is. it has to swing south and we are doing for heavy around and wind tomorrow morning. this is the timing. 11:00 this evening, and tonight and early tomorrow morning, stormy conditions, 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., that's when we'll look for very heavy rainfall, very strong winds to move into the north bay. 6:00 a.m. red indicating very heavy rain, from napa down towards san rafael. and you'll notice as we head to the 9:00 hour, into the 11:00 hour, this cold front moves towards the south, the rain pushes south. behind it we'll see clearing rapidly, and this is good news for the rest russian river, guerneville, because it looks as the some of the levels won't be as high as we anticipated. we'll check out the latest river flow stages forecast for those two rivers, plus other advisories for the bay area in the next 24 hours. >> ama: as league just mentioned, flooding is a big concern, especially along the napa river, sergio quintana is live in napa. sergio? reporter: well, the rains have already caused
into crescent city. this where is the leading edge of the cold front is. it has to swing south and we are doing for heavy around and wind tomorrow morning. this is the timing. 11:00 this evening, and tonight and early tomorrow morning, stormy conditions, 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., that's when we'll look for very heavy rainfall, very strong winds to move into the north bay. 6:00 a.m. red indicating very heavy rain, from napa down towards san rafael. and you'll notice as we head to the 9:00 hour, into the 11:00 hour, this cold front moves towards the south, the rain pushes south. behind it we'll see clearing rapidly, and this is good news for the rest russian river, guerneville, because it looks as the some of the levels won't be as high as we anticipated. we'll check out the latest river flow stages forecast for those two rivers, plus other advisories for the bay area in the next 24 hours. >> ama: as league just mentioned, flooding is a big concern, especially along the napa river, sergio quintana is live in napa. sergio? reporter: well, the rains have already caused some problems around town near
here up from south san francisco, daly city, san bruno. pretty quiet in the south bay except for morgan hill and gilroy some shower activity. winds gusting to 49 miles an hour at sfo. a wind warning in effect. and oakland, 36 miles an hour. you can see all across the bay area, santa rosa from 41 miles an hour to san jose. we have the wind, we have the rain, we have a flash flood watch through the evening hours. so the heaviest rain will continue to sink to the south of us throughout the morning hours and the wind advisory is up through noon today. we are looking at south winds anywhere from 20 to 30 miles an hour and we are seeing the gusts already up to 50 miles an hour. so here we are on track to see the heaviest rain from the north bay into the central bay within the next hour. so stay with us. we will keep you updated. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. with all that going on and this series of storms the rivers are rising throughout the bay area. there's a flat warning this morning for the napa river. that's where abc7 news reporter kera clapper joins us live. how is it looking so far? >
from san rafael, tiburon towards san francisco, daly city. heavier rains for the morning commute. it is going to get harder to get around over the next hour. >>> raining at the bay bridge, you bet. you can see headlights, light coming into the about now, wet conditions, no wind advisories, that's the nice news traveling into the city on the bridges or elsewhere skyline build "sig alert" issued, downed tree blocking both lanes, going to be a bit for calf trance gets that cleared. injury accident westbound 580 before lake shore, two right lanes blocked. >>> 5:01. with this latest storm crews are looking out for for waterlogged trees that could fall in larkspur many crews have been working nonstop since the weekend trying to protect homes. friday massive oak fell on a woman's home in ross splitting her roof in two, luckily she wasn't hurt but her home of 60 years suffered major damage. terry mcsweeney will have a live report from cortamadera with more storm watch coverage in 30 minutes. >>> similar scene in san mateo, the rain soaked soil proved to be too unstable to keep this tree
raising new questions about the murder/suicide last week involving kansas city chiefs player jovan belcher. >>> and talk about a fish story -- switching gears -- a fisherman in california tells his tale after landing an enormous 459-pound tuna with a rod and reel. it could be a record catch. >> that story coming up. >>> but we're going to start this morning, the life or death mission in afghanistan to snap a american doctor out of the clutches of the taliban. this rescue operation was given the green light because the military really worried that taliban might kill this doctor. abc's mohammad lila is here this morning with new details and it was a risky mission. >> absolutely, dan. as you say, this was a life and death rescue overnight. take a look at this doctor, dr. dilip joseph, seen here in afghanistan, he was working at a remote medical clinic, ran by morning star development, when he and two his afghan colleagues were kidnapped on wednesday. the afghans were quickly released, but the doctor was kept in captivity. but last night, coalition forces made their move, making the decision t
for everyone else. >> city leaders say it will be this way sometime. >> this will not be used until spring or summer. >> last night, and this morning focusing on getting people utilities up and running. the road collapsed, it receivered water and sewage lines. crews put tubes in place to get water to people which worked but at the patterson house that meant a compromised shower this morning it was weak. i won't want to do that every day, but waits there. >> next to build a temporary storm drain, then, they'll come up with a permanent solution. the thought of living with the giant hole is a bit unnerving to some. >> it's terrifying. i know people are working on it. i've got confidence in the city to take care of it. >> others looking at positive side. this short cut throughout the neighborhood has been receivered. >> traffic comes through here, nobody stops at stop signs. >> good news is that everybody who lives in this vicinity can get to work or school by taking just a short detour. >> city officials say they've known this was a problem and now, they're being forced to deal witness. they
'll start moving in. daly city and berkeley, piedmont, the claremont avenue area being hit with a good burst of rain, and towards oakley and brentwood, seeing moderate rain. these are cells moving around, and this is actually the warm sector. this is 7:00 tonight. this is the warm sector, the mod rain in the north bay. and a little break around midnight and by 3:00 a.m., this is storm number three. this is 5:00 a.m. heavy rain starting to move down into the north bay. 7:00 a.m., starts to move down to about the golden gate bridge, sfo. 9:00 a.m. heavy rainfall. now starting to move into the east bay. fairfield, concord. notice the clearing that takes place behind the very rapidly, at 11:00 a.m., and then moves on towards the south. of course the concerns up on the riffs and we'll look at those concerns in a bit. >> ama: in napa, the national weather service issued a flood warning for the napa river, a waterway prone to flooding, and the city's residents are hoping it's not a repeat of the devastating flood in 2005. >> the napa river looks calm now but that could change in a hurry tonight wit
and union city and the south bay. this will all continue to increase throughout the day. the first half of the day looking much, much different than the second half. carolyn. >> lisa, you are the key person this morning. thank you so much. big concern in the north bay is flooding, especially along creeks and rivers. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where they are watching that river rise inch by inch. >> yes. inch by inch, carolyn, especially as the rain continues to fall. i've come to the realization this is my lot in life, to be put in situations where the rain is blowing horizontally at me all morning long. the wind is whipping through napa. we have a look at the river this morning whereas carolyn mentioned, flooding is a concern. it was expected that the river would surpass it's flood level about noon today. now that's changed. estimates go anywhere from 1:00 p.m. to between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. estimates are the water could rise and reach 25 to 27 feet. elsewhere here in napa you can see downtown. it is just soaked. the whole city is soaking wet. wind again a big
since that quick hit after 5 p.m. japan time, epicenter north eastern japan near the city of miyagi lots of shaking felt across japan in tokyo news agency lights were situation, workers held on to directions until the shaking stopped. shortly before the quake, japan's television broke into programming warning it was due to hit. people told to flee to higher ground right way that warning has been lifted. the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000, triggered a nuclear disaster. the power company says there are no problems at any of its nuclear power plants. we are getting reports of injuries near the city of miyagi after the quake unclear how severe. so far damage appears to be minimal. >>> america's most controversial sheriff comes to town this morning. the arizona sheriff known for his aggressive position on illegal immigration will be speaking in san francisco, hostile territory for him. terry mcsweeney is live with what to expect. >> reporter: the sheriff of maricopa county arizona joe arpaio the most controversial and tough sheriff in america speaking to an a
violence so this is not something that would dissuade me that contemplating living in the city of oakland because i've seen the rapid turn around the district of columbia has had. >> for oakland this was the third homicide in just two days. john alston, abc7 news. >>> oakland police are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrols in high crime areas. in shopping districts in monte clare, piedmont, lakeshore and other areas have seen a rise in burglaries, and muggings. the understaffed police force need all the help they can get, including patrols from bay alarm companies in business and residential areas. >> we see a lot of the various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. pool the resources. >> oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriff's office, the hp and bart police to help fight the rise in crime. >>> san jose police say last night's christmas in the park celebration was marred by the stabbing of a 14-year-old. he is in the hospital, expecting to
level between now and 6:00. however, no flooding is expected in the city of napa. officials and residents are crediting a flood project that is still underway. the sign says flooded, and the vons memorial park was supposed to be closed to the public at a precaution, but that didn't stop people from bellying up to the railing to see the swollen napa river for themselves. it's big, the river project seems to be working. i was a big skeptic, but i think it's doing its job. reporter: upstream, about five miles north of town, some residents were no so leisurely as they watched the current rise. kohl is where the napa river is expected to go a foot aboveed in stage. >> could get wet on the property. i 1/2 natural drainage that runs threw the vineyards and the creek. hopefully i'll stay dry. >> in rutherford we found portions of vineyard underwater. erosion is a concern for grape growers. along main treat in downtown napa, sandbags were ready for duty but were not needed. >> so far there's been nothing. we came in this morning and the owner said, you can move them. so. that's what
and through parts of the city. [ sirens ] >> the chp in oakland took over the slow speed chase on northbound 880 when the driver without headlights refused to stop in san jose. others put out spike strips force ago that vehicle to stop the driver was arrested -- and faces charges. >>> an hour later the highway patrol was called to a driver going the wrong way on 98th avenue in oakland. the driver refused to pull over. chase through east oakland ended near 92nd avenue and c street when two got out and ran officers caught one. the car was stolen. >> 4:31. let's look at forecast. what is next? >> hopefully, no damage at your house? >> no, just my pride, my dog got out had to chase her while she was laughing at me. >> what is it looking like out there? >> looking dry. there's live doppler, good news for the morning commute, the fact that we just had mainly cloudy conditions outside this morning. 10 to 20° cooler than yesterday, a lot in the 30s and 40s, by the around in the upper 50s with3c÷ a light breee at the coast, dry today around the bay low to mid 60s, low to mid 60s inland, no rain, w
mitigating potential hazards. >> reporter: one arborists returned from new york city where he been working on the mess left by superstorm sandy. he's been out here for a few days dealing with the problems, he's going back to new york city today because the cleanup continues back there. in the bay area, water coming up here, trees coming down, 900 people without power in san rafael. that's the story so far the heaviest rain still on the way. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today. a section of that road collapsed. vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency he advantage . fixing the road will take one month. -- >>> in san francisco the department of public works preparing for more rain. crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and branches from the streets during last sunday's storm. they've been checking out vulnerable trees. dpw is offering free sandbags. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage, you can track the storm any time with live doppler 7 hd at abc7news.com. if
are down. dozens in san francisco alone. and abc 7 news is live in the city tonight with a story and some remarkable pictures. >> this is a big storm, part of this fell over here. you can see, this must have been a big storm. part of the tree fell. the brampbls as you can see many of them fell. when we come back, i'm going to tell you who is going to be paying for it. talk about a rude awakening. a 100 foot tree crashed on to the house in san francisco russian hill neighborhood. one part of the tree speared through the9u'Ñ couple bedroom. >> we woke up.osarç and thanksayp the loord we're e to talk to you about it. >> the main trunk fell into the backyard. the department of public works maintains and is responsible for about 40,000 neighborhood true autos we had a dozen trees coming down in san francisco. different neighborhoods. >> this black acacia fell on a prius. it happened on 25th avenue and lake street. it take a look this crew less than 20 minutes to cut it down. >> roof gets saturated. nature making a course after that. >> and that star as i told you before, a camery was totall
>>> it is happening in san francisco where a house fire has taken a life in the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman owkn. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there w
will be here. good night! >>> it is happening in san francisco where a house fire has taken a life in the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman know. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the co
or rain this morning. mainly in oregon and eureka and crescent city now. impressive shield of clouds coming our way that's why i think we'll see the sprinkles become more light rain in the north bay noon, rain steady north bay 4:00, starting to head into the heart of the bay, it will be in most of the bay by 7:00. temperatures starting off around 50, hang out in the mid uper 50s at noon, near 60 by 4:00, back to the 50s by 7:00. tomorrow the rain will be steady in the morning, tomorrow's morning commute will be the one most affected by the wet weather. scattered showers wednesday afternoon. drier pattern thursday hangs around through at least friday >>> so far, so good many san jose 87 northbound past hp pavilion, you can see traffic moving at the limit light dry roads no problems northbound through san jose 80 westbound past golden gate fields and university avenue into the berkeley curve, emeryville and the macarthur maze is at the limit. a little busier, i don't see stalls or accidents or slowing for your 80 east shore commute. good news for mass transit, muni back on track, all p
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married couples. >> reporter: san francisco city attorney is part of a legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am grat feidz and confident that the supreme court which is now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same resulted that the district court did and the 9th circuit did and find that proposition 8 unlawfully discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california. >> a sacramento spokesperson supporter is confident that the high court will support the ban on gay marriage. >> i expect four or five justices to uphold it. why? because the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. the tenth amendment, not in the federal powers belongs to the states. >> the high court could go either way. lawyers will argue very broad argument before the high court that there is no justification for discrimination. we will know the high court's decision probably next june. >> katie: san jose police have arrested a woman in connection with the shooting death of a teenager. authorities believe 23-year-old rebecca v.was involved
saturday, kansas city chiefs jovan belcher murdered his girlfriend and then killed himself just hours earlier, police talked to belcher found passed out in his car. >> how are you doing tonight, man sf. >>. >> reporter: belcher had been drinking. but since he wasn't driving, the police cut him a brack. with no way of knowing what he was about to do. >> crisis in egypt showing no signs of easing this morning despite a major concession by the president morsi. he said that he grab up some of those powers that he recently grabbed. opposition groups are calling for more protests saying he did not go far enough. >>> hugo chavez said that he has cancer and it's returned. he'll head to cuba for a third time. >>> and the college football phenom known as johnny football has earned a new nickname. johnny heisman. johnny manziel, his speech moving his parents to tears. >> i just want to thank you for the encouragement, the love and the patience over the years. grandpa, all the times we used to play in the hallway, i love you with all my heart and to grandma, i'm sorry for all of the things that w
that contemplating living in the city of oakland because i've seen the rapid turn around the district of columbia has had. >> for oakland this was the third homicide in just two days. abc7 news. >>> oakland police are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrols in high crime areas. shopping districts in monte clare, piedmont, lakeshore and other areas have seen a rise in burglaries, and muggings. they can use all the help they can get, including using patrolled armed cars. >> we see a lot of the various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. pool the resources. >> oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriff's office, the hp and bart police to help fight the rise in crime. san jose police say last night's christmas in the park celebration was marred by the stabbing of a 14-year-old. he is in the hospital, expecting to survive cuts to his chest and arms. it's highly unusual for violence to occur at christmas in the park that attacks half a million visitors each year,
. >>> but we'll start in kansas city where the linebacker jovan belcher was supposed to take the field for the chiefs, but that's not going to happen. police said that he killed his girlfriend on saturday. and then killed himself in front of his coach. caught in the middle here the most innocent conceivable victim, the couple's 3-month-old baby girl. abc's john schriffen is inside arrowhead stadium where today's game will still be played. >> reporter: dan, good morning. this morning, we're learning more about what may have happened in the hours leading up to this tragedy. according to the kansas city star, it all started 1:00 saturday morning when belcher's girlfriend got home late from a concert that she attended with friends. well, tragically, it ended seven hours later. when belcher shot her several times, and he then drove to the chiefs stadium where he then took his own life. this morning, investigators are trying to figure out why nfl linebacker jovan belcher killed his 22-year-old girlfriend and then took his own life. >> we heard that they had been arguing in the past. as far a
income familis. the mta board al yot heo indicated so children of the families can ride muni free. city hall rerupted with celebration the moment of board approved a funding. the money is a portion of an over all $6.7 million grant from the commission with it, 40,000 children of low income families will be able to ride free of charge during a 16 month pilot program between march, 2013 and july, 2014. this, opponents say the grant should have gone towards improving the system. others say it's a win, win, that has $5.1 million will fund fixing the oldest fleet in america giving children an opportunity they otherwise might not have had. >> a lot of folks go every day to school with this. they don't have enough money to pay for the bus. >> they must live 200% below poverty line in order to qualify. reporting from city hall, abc 7 news. >> an fran is a signature away from banning public nudity. the board voting 7-4. protestors tried to interrupt by ripping off clongz.8 officers are ready with towels. the ban just needs the mayor's signature to become law, next year. offenders will face poss
marriage equality in san francisco city hall. i've been waiting for three years to enjoy the same privilege that she's folks are apparently enjoying. >> and also these two who were married before the prop 8 ban. >> there are over 100,000 loving, committed, legally married same-sex couples across this nation and thousands of more to come soon with washington, maryland and maine having marriage equality now. >> san francisco city attorney dennis is part of the legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am gratified and confident, very confident, that the supreme court, which is now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time, will reach the same result that the district courts did and the ninth circuit did, and will find that proposition 8 unlawfully discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california. >> in sacramento, supporters are confident the high is court will support the ban on gay marriage. >> i expect four or five justices to uphold proposition 8. why? because the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. and the tenth amendme
in kansas city. and on this sunday, a team took a moment to remember a family in extraordinary pain. jovan belcher was a linebacker for the kansas city chiefs, got there on his own, he wasn't drafted. recently celebrating his first child, a baby girl. this weekend, tragedy. belcher killing his girlfriend and killing himself at the stadium in friend of his coach and general manager. sorrow on the field today. the teammates leading the fans in a moment of silence. and some questions for the coach. were there any signs this was coming? john schriffen in kansas city tonight. >> reporter: with heavy hearts, the players took the field one day after teammate jovan belcher killed his girlfriend before taking his own life outside the stadium. >> it's tough. you miss him. he was a great guy. a great teammate who loved his family. and my heart goes out to them. our prayers are with them. >> reporter: as part of a pregame ceremony, they observed a moment of silence for victims of domestic abuse. after running back peyton hillis scored the game's first touchdown, he ran over to coach romeo crennel to g
prompted a debate about gun control. abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: relatives of kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher speaking out today trying to make sense of this tragedy. >> we are overwhelmed with both sadness and confusion. >> reporter: belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, saturday. tonight her family releasing this statement saying "please keep us in your hearts and prayers, as well as the belcher family, for two lives were lost." and here inside the chiefs' practice facility, you can see his locker is still filled with all of his gear. the team says they don't know when or if his locker will be cleared out this season. the incident reignited the gun control debate. sportscaster bob costas taking a stand on sunday night football. >> if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and kasandra perkins would both be alive today. >> reporter: today chiefs head coach, romeo crennel, who witnessed belcher's suicide, added his voice. >> all i know is a player with a gun and i know it's not a good thing. >> reporter: but what drove belcher to kill? was it a hea
. >> arizona tough on 0illegal immigration sheriff appears in immigrant friendly city. sheriff joe welcomed at local watering hole tonight. >> geared to giving information about sex toy. >> that spark outrage tonight but not for the reason you might think. >> also apple does something it hadn't done in almost 3 decade decades. old announcement from the cupertino company. >> later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". the chilling confession of a serial killer. the man linked to at least 8 murder across the country describes how and why he chose his victims. >> plus how in the world did tiny camera capturing these tiny camera capturing these amazing death defying >> we have developing news tonight. philippine authorities say 420 people have been killed by a typhoon and claim that number could easily double. more than 400 people are also missing from the storm that hit the southern province of the country. residents being roped to safety across fast moving streams as you can see here. tragedy happened in area wildly known to be highly susceptible to flooding. >> america mess
appears in immigrant friendly city. sheriff joe welcomed at local watering hole tonight. >> geared to giving information about sex toy. >> that spark outrage tonight but not for the reason you might think. >> also apple does something it hadn't done in almost 3 decade decades. old announcement from the cupertino company. >> later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". the chilling confession of a serial killer. the man linked to at least 8 murder across the country describes how and why he chose his victims. >> plus how in the world did tiny camera capturing these tiny camera capturing these amazing death d >> we have developing news tonight. philippine authorities say 420 people have been killed by a typhoon and claim that number could easily double. more than 400 people are also missing from the storm that hit the southern province of the country. residents being roped to safety across fast moving streams as you can see here. tragedy happened in area wildly known to be highly susceptible to flooding. >> america mess controversial sheriff is in hostile territory t
the garage up to the second floor. >>> major development, oakland the first city in the nation to willfully surrender control of its police department to a court appointed director. the city reached a deal yesterday to an individual federal takeover. a 2003 lawsuit required them to make more than 50 reforms that still haven't happened. the compliance director will oversee the department. that person will have power to demote staff or fire the chief. u.s. district court judge will rule whether to approve the deal at a hearing next thursday. >>> in san francisco public safety committee set to review the plan to arm some officers with tasers. chief suhr asked the commissioner august to arm the crisis intervention team with tasers as part of a pilot project. organizers are expected to speak out against that proposal they say it could be deadly. >>> some progress, still a long way to go in the efforts repair massive sinkhole in lafayette. now orinda is facing a sinkhole. alan wang has details. >> reporter: there's plenty of work to be done as the bay area starts to dry out. it took all day to tr
. 38 in the twin cities. and 70s across the south. >>> and when we come back this morning, something to make tax time even worse. a new warning about the irs and identity theft. >>> and then, it is back to work for mitt romney. and he's returning to a familiar gig. >>> and well, if you got 55 cents, you can score one of america's favorite fast food sandwiches. but you better act quick. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed internet for just 14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's all the speed you need all at a great price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway turns your home into a private wi-fi hot spot that connects your wi-fi devices and can even save on your smart phone data usage at home. go to our website below t
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